Sketch book Assignment positive & negative space: tempera painting
Draw something from nature - leaves, flowers, vines, etc. Divide the composition in half. one half, include all of the details, focusing on lines, texture and other details - positive space. the other half, paint the background and leave the other space white - negative space. You may choose a color or black & white scheme
Bring in an object or use a photo printed from the internet.
Lay out your composition on your paper.
Use most of your paper.
Draw your object lightly in pencil and divide the composition in half.
Paint the negative space on one half. finish details and textures of the positive space on the other half.
If you choose to use black & white, use a regular graphite pencil for the drawing side.
If you choose to use color, use color pencils to complete the drawing side.
The lines of the positive side should match the background color of the negative side.